Dr. Carlton Barnswell of Advanced Urology Centers of NY to throw ceremonial first pitch at Citi field
Melville, NY September 19, 2011 – The New York Mets and Integrated Medical Foundation (IMF) has selected Dr. Carlton B. Barnswell, Founding Member and Partner of Advanced Urology Centers of New York (AUCNY), to throw out the ceremonial first pitch for Prostate Cancer Awareness Day, September 23rd, prior to the 7:10 PM game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field.
“We are very pleased that the New York Mets are taking this opportunity to build awareness about the most common cancer in men in the United States,” said Dr. Eric Mitchnick, Board President of IMF. “Selecting AUCNY and Dr. Barnswell was a natural fit. AUCNY is the largest urology group practice in the country and Dr. Barnswell is one of the most philanthropic doctors in the region, particularly in the African American community.”
Dr. Barnswell’s practice, Advanced Urology Center of New York – Elmont, provides state of the art urologic care to patients from the community and around the world. Dr. Barnswell is a recognized expert in his field and lectures extensively on prostate cancer, voiding dysfunction and men’s sexual health. He also participates in national advisory boards and has made considerable contributions to clinical research. Dr. Barnswell’s community outreach includes providing internships to high school and college students with interests in the health professions, as well as mentoring services to individuals living in underserved communities. Dr. Barnswell provides free prostate cancer screenings, education, and increases prostate cancer awareness in the African American community, particularly in the Haitian and Caribbean areas throughout the Tri-State Area. In addition to his individual efforts, he contributes his time and expertise to assist numerous non-profit and community organizations in their missions as well.
“Prostate cancer awareness is crucial in that the early detection of this common cancer because it is almost always treatable if caught early enough,” said Dr. Barnswell. “I am honored to participate in the Mets’ Prostate Cancer Awareness Day and I hope this further serves to educate individuals, particularly African-American men who are at the most jeopardy to develop this disease, on risk factors, detection and treatment options.”
IMF’s mission is to improve healthcare through patient education and community outreach. IMF is a nonprofit organization which provides free educational and outreach programs, as well as free cancer screenings and patient support groups consistent with the health care needs of the community. IMF will strive to exceed the expectations of those it serves and maintain standards of the highest quality while promoting awareness, early detection and support services. For more information call 631-247-0100 or visit http://www.imfcares.com